Blackout by Six Bestselling YA Authors, Read by a Full Cast
Six Heartfelt Stories of Falling in Love
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An all-star cast of narrators and bestselling YA authors come together for Blackout, the perfect summery treat. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss the fun and joy of these interlocking short stories of Black teens in love, all set during a memorable New York City blackout, written by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk and Nicola Yoon. Hear a clip with Joniece Abbott-Pratt’s compelling narration of Jackson’s story “The Long Walk,” with two exes reconnecting on the long walk down Manhattan to a Brooklyn block party. Their story is told in five parts over the course of the night, interwoven between tales of love at first sight, the confusion of love triangles, and heartfelt confessions of long-held crushes. Each story sparkles with the excitement and joy of falling in love.
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